A federal appeals court has ruled that Donald Trump’s U.S. attorney general, which will be Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., will be required by law to intervene in the case of Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured, private computer server in her home for classified information.
The decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia states clearly that the law requires it, rejecting the Obama State Department’s excuses for failing to ask the attorney general, as the law requires, to pursue the recovery of the Clinton emails.
The conclusion came in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch, operating with the slogan “nobody is above the law”, that is seeking to retrieve Clinton emails that were not released to the public.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the courts “seem to be fed up with the Obama administration’s refusal to enforce the rule of law on the Clinton emails.”
“Today’s appeals court ruling rejects the Obama State Department’s excuses justifying its failure to ask the attorney general, as the law requires, to pursue the recovery of the Clinton emails,” he said. “This ruling means that the Trump Justice Department will have to decide if it wants to finally enforce the rule of law and try to retrieve all the emails Clinton and her aides unlawfully took with them when they left the State Department.”
A lower court had said the dispute was moot, even though the current secretary of state, John Kerry, failed to comply with the Federal Records Act in trying to recover the Clinton emails.